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Sauce provides custom headwear to teams, clubs and events all over North America. Our custom products are a striking way to get your group, brand or event noticed! Pour on the Sauce!

Our custom options are divided into two categories; Full Custom (FC) & Basic Custom (BC). Below you can read a little more about each option to determine which is the best option for you. Once you have learned about each system, you may click through to the next page to enter your information on a contact form. We will reply with pricing information and answer any other questions you may have.

Full Custom – 6-8 week turnaround – 50% deposit required – 50 piece minimum

Our Full Custom program allows you to design something truly unique for your group. The first step involves you selecting the Sauce product you would like us to make from your custom fabric. As long as you meet our 50-piece minimum for each product, you can order several products to make up your total quantity.

We can create most of our sauce products in your fabric, but not all, so please make your specific request in your initial inquiry. Our most common full-custom items are: Swift Toque, Chill Toque, Frosty, Ventilator and our Full-Custom exclusive product, the Fleece-lined SWIFT toque. To learn more about all Sauce Headwear products, please look at our current catalog.

Once the order is confirmed, and 50% deposit is paid, we present you with 2-3 options in digital format using your logo and initial direction. Once we reach a final design concept that you are pleased with, you can expect your original Sauce-product to be shipped in 6-8 weeks.

Basic Custom – 3-week turnaround – 50% deposit required – No minimum

Our Basic Custom program adds your logo to our existing Sauce inventory using a color-fast, stretchy and durable heat transfer. There are several ways we can replicate your logo for production. The process we select depends on the amount of detail, number of colors and graphic elements found in the logo. Your price is the same regardless these details. Please note that extremely complex logos may be simplified for optimal results with our customization systems.

With this system, you may mix & match colors, patterns & products within an order. While pricing decreases with increased quantities, we can accommodate any size order.

Very small orders (<6) may have logo restrictions.

Several of our prints and patterns are designed with this program in mind. They are unisex, will allow your logo to stand out on the product and are available year after year.

Check out our current catalog to see our in-stock product offerings. Please note that other options may be available to you upon inquiry. If there is another color or pattern that you have in mind, please let us know and we will suggest options that may meet your needs.

Once the order is confirmed and the deposit is paid, we will provide a digital proof for your approval. We will ship your order 3 weeks later.

Artwork Modification/Creation Charges

We strive to make our custom program budget friendly and as easy as possible for our customers. For that reason we generally make subtle logo changes or add certain text to your existing logo at no charge when the original is in an ideal format.

If we cannot work with current format of the logo you have, you will be charged an art fee, billed out at $60/hour. Many logos can be made within an hour, but some complex logos may take up to 3 hours. Once we have seen your logo, we will let you know if any additional art time will be required.

File Formats 101

To ensure the highest quality finished product we require a vector format logo. However, in some cases it is possible for us to work with other formats.
Vector formats are denoted by files ending in; .eps (Encapsulated Post Script), .ai (Adobe Illustrator), and in some cases, .PDF (Portable Format Document).

If you only have a logo in .png, .jpg, .gif, or .tiff, please send us the version that is the highest resolution. Resolution is related to file size, so the larger the number of bytes, the more likely the file is to be high resolution. Even files under 5-600 kb, may not be high enough resolution. To see the size of the image you can try right-clicking on your file and selecting ‘get info’

Example of poor quality logo & example of high quality logo

Sauce_2015_Logo

Poor Quality

Sauce_2015_Logo

High Quality

Need a Logo?

If you do not have a logo, we can work with you to create one. Design time will be billed at $60/hour. You will be provided with a vector logo for future use.

Step By Step Process

Step 1. Use our online form to submit an inquiry. Please include information in all the mandatory fields, and send a logo if you have one.

Step 2. We will send you pricing information and answer any other questions that you may have. We will also review your logo and inform you of any art modification work that may be required. You will be provided with all the information you will need to place the order.

Step 3. Once your order has been submitted and received, Sauce will send you and official order confirmation and deposit invoice. A 50% deposit is required on ALL custom orders. Ship date is contingent on timely deposit. If the deposit payment is delayed, your ship date will also be delayed. Your credit card information will be encrypted and stored in our system. It will be billed for the final balance when the product is ready to ship.

Step 4. Once your deposit payment has been received, we will provide you with a digital proof for your order. When you are pleased with the proof and are ready to approve the order, your job is complete! We will take it from here!

Firm deadline? Be sure you tell us!

Shipping Costs for Canadian Customers

SHIPPING:

We strive to find the cheapest shipping option possible for our Canadian Customers.  Most orders are shipped via US mail/Canada Post, but if the dollar value of the order is above $1600 CAD, we are required to ship via FedEx.  When FedEx clears a shipment through customs you will be required to fill out a Power of Attorney form, and provide FedEx with at Business Number that is registered for import.  Feel free to call Sauce if you have questions about shipping (855) 830-5111.

Below you will find a reasonable estimate of your expected shipping cost based on your order total.

  • Orders $ < 500 = approx. 8% of order total
  • Orders $ 501 – 1000 = approx. 7% of order total
  • Orders $ 1000 – 1500 = approx. 6% of order total
  • Orders $ 1500 – and up = 5% of order total or less

DUTIES/TARIFFS:

There are no Duties or tariffs on our products because they are USA made and qualify for the NAFTA agreement.

We always send the proper documentation with our shipments, but occasionally fees are charged by mistake.  In the instance of a mistaken duty/tariff charge, we facilitate the dispute and refund process.   Please save any documents that detail the charge and send them to us by fax or email.

GST & SALES TAX:

You will be required to pay GST to the carrier of the goods when the deliver your products. This is not the same as duty.  At this time we do not have a GST number and cannot bill GST to our customers, so we let the carrier of the goods take care of that for us to keep the Canada Revenue Agency happy :).

WHICH OPTION IS BEST FOR MY ORDER?

The main factor that limits your options is time. If you have at least 8 weeks until your product is required, you can consider FC. If you need it sooner, BC is you only option. Three weeks is standard, but rush orders can be accommodated for a rush fee.

The other thing to consider is whether or not you want a variety of products in your order. If you want to mix and match products, prints and colors BC is the one!

If you want an identical look for everyone in your group, you can consider both options.

Finally, your budget and quantity may limit your options.

WILL THE HEAT TRANSFER COME OFF OR LOSE IT’S COLOR?

We use products that have been rated to 50 wash cycles (the industry standard).
That means that the decoration should last for 50 or more wash cycles without fading, cracking or peeling. We believe that this rating is more than sufficient for headwear products.

DO YOU OFFER ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE?

We want all of our customers to be satisfied with the finished product. If you are unhappy with the result for any reason, please get in touch with us and we will find a solution.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY MIX & MATCH WITHIN MY BASIC CUSTOM ORDER?

We mean that if some members of your group like headbands, while others prefer hats, you can order 10 of each and keep everyone happy. Or, if the girls want floral patterns, and the one man in your group likes blue, you can order 24 floral print hats and 1 blue one just for him.

Any other questions? Please include them in your inquiry or feel free to give us a
call 855-830-5111.

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